Black Desert Korea is letting players date (and vie for) NPCs

    
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If yesterday’s Black Desert patch in the west didn’t grab you, maybe a peek into what Korea’s getting will. Daum’s official patch notes over on the Korean site lists some of yesterday’s changes here, including the PvP and crowd control tweaks, but it also has some fun new bits, including “a new system where you can date an NPC.” Wait, what?

“After establishing an intimacy with a specific NPC and succeeding in confession, you can become a lover with that NPC. Also, when you become a lover, you can get special title.”

Inven Global’s translation is better than Google’s here; it refers to an “amity” pool and a “confession” of love to pick up that NPC as a girl/boyfriend. You can also send gifts to your new beau in a system that looks a lot like the one in Star Wars The Old Republic – except that in this system, everyone’s vying for the same NPCs instead of lugging around a copy with eyes only for one PC.

Also of note in the patch is a system whereby you can automagically teleport your stabled mounts to stables in other towns for a chunk of change and a 10-minute timer. Speaking of timers, let the countdown to the western rollout begin.

Source: Official site via Inven Global. Thanks, Vunak!
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Daniel Miller

Now this is interesting. This is untapped. FFXi, Prisha, the harp bard or mithra in arh whitegate.

So many mmos i ould totally see this being like a cosmetic cash shop item thats non rng based coming to mmo stores. Person who gives xxx npc most affection for the week gets xxx item or cutscene. And it have a weekly letterboard. of npc and player.

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rafael12104

So these NPCs, will they be dating the world forever? The hottest NPC in the village is going to be busy. Or will they settle down, and if he or she does, will it be monogamous? Can you lock down an NPC as yours alone? Will there be marriage?

So many question. Heh. I know the amity system, but I still wonder about these things generally, if NPCs can now be something more than fanciful.

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Vunak

Everyone is going to be competing for the same NPCs love. The person with the MOST amity will get a special title and be that NPCs boyfriend/girlfriend for a week. I’m guessing it is going to go maintenance to maintenance.

It is unclear but it says something about an additional week if you are the top amity of that specific NPC. So it may be two weeks if you are at the top of the hotlist for that NPC. You get a special title that lasts as long as you are the boyfriend/girldfriend of that NPC. So week long titles or two weeks if the translation makes any sense.

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Codex39

Reminds me of “The Guild”. I’m in love with an NPC.

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Tamanous

“How can I control these npcs and add my donation stream?” … asked by every Twitch girl on the internet.

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Toy Clown

It definitely sounds entertaining! I’m going to wait for it to come NA-side and see if we get it in the same implementation. I don’t see many purposes to it, reading from Korea’s patch notes. The titles are temporary and only last a week, and it looks like it potentially can be an expensive affair. I guess it’s a good way to get some players to clean out their banks! I might not mess with it if they don’t have anything real special to offer other than draining your funds for a week title!

The mount thing is good news! Especially when it comes to ships. Now we just need Lahn!

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Arktouros

“Amity” is the conversation system in game. As you succeed in conversation mini game, which costs energy, you gain amity with a particular NPC. This is typically done to either access Amity shops (special items only sold for silver and amity) or to gain knowledge that the NPC has and requires amity to learn.

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Venomlicious

This means i can just skip it and buy hookers in the cash shop?

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Greaterdivinity

Fine, I’ll have to make some time to get back into playing to get all the NPC waifus…I GUESS : |

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Arsin Halfmoon

Lover vs Lover open world LvL now